Paradise Dreams (Romance)
Faith vs Fear
"Melanie Harris and Kendall Myers two divorcee with a deep connections to their families. A well written story with strong characters, starting with a shocker ending with family love. Paradise Dreams dealt with a series of every day life situations. I felt anger, cried, and laughed. The story reminds us that life is fleeting, so tell your family you love them daily." - Shone
"If you enjoy "love conquers all" classic type of romances with a contemporary twist, then this book is for you! I am not a fan of romance novels (more into sci fi/fantasy), but there was some thing very sweet and poignant about this love story that started on a cold day in NYC ending up on a tropical island. The characters were likable. I found myself truly rooting for the lead, Melanie. She and her "Sir Knight" Kendall deserved each other from their first encounter. I also enjoyed how descriptive J. Hale Turner was when it came to Ocho Rios. Each time I came upon one of those scenes I was instantly swept away and found myself yearning for a getaway, lol. I really liked the "just desserts" plot twist. I actually sat up straighter on my couch. All in all, it was nice to take a break from my usual genre of books and bear witness to a love affair born in a paradise dream. Now I'm in the mood for a cup of Caffè latte with a spoonful of vanilla ice cream. ;)" - Malachi
I thoroughly enjoyed PARADISE DREAMS. It was such a beautifully written, emotional and powerful read. I love that it addresses serious issues (eldercare, unhealthy relationship choices, etc.) in a very empathetic manner. J. Hale Turner does a fantastic job of poetically sprinkling love throughout. What a great read!" -Loureva Watson
Orange Clouds Blue Sky - A Novel
"...This novel is a must read not just for teens, and adults, but also for
the entire family. The portrayal of heroics penned by J. Hale Turner is superb
in a magnificent performance of showing the readers that some of the world's
greatest victories can happen in real life..."
- Author Geri Ahearn's Book Reviews
"...Orange Clouds Blue Sky was told from Skye's point-of-view. J. Hale
Turner did a great job reflecting conflict and solutions through the eyes of a
teenager. The emotions of each character were apparent and felt through the
words of Skye. I highly recommend Orange Clouds Blue Sky to teenagers and their
parents. I believe each would learn something of great value."
- J. C. ,
"...Probing, insightful, and equally entertaining, Orange Clouds Blue Sky
is recommended reading for the young and old alike. A pleasantly surprising
- R. C., Apex Reviews
"Ms. Turner has done an awesome job in her newest release about two teenage
sisters and their family. It's a heartwarming read dealing with some serious
family issues, yet she manages to keep you laughing throughout the book. I
truly enjoyed this story because it deals with real-life issues, and the
characters are very colorful. As I read it, I felt as though I was right there
with them, hearing them speak and seeing what they were doing. Ms. Turner is a
wonderful storyteller. I have enjoyed all of her books and look forward to
reading many more."
- M. Billings
We Love to Cheer Our ABCs
"J. Hale Turner created a delightful, entertaining children's book ...
Tested on groups of special needs children ... they tuned into a high-spirited
performance. I highly recommend this book to all children who are in the
learning stage of the alphabet, and as a social activity for young children.
"WE LOVE TO CHEER OUR ABCs" is educational as it builds confidence and
self-esteem in young children ... This book will amaze the eyes, and astonish
the heart as you watch these children sing in happiness with the ABC Cheer
- Author Geri Ahearn's Book Reviews
"J. Hale Turner has done it again! I am an elementary Literacy Intervention
Teacher and I have used this book as a read aloud to Kindergarten students. I
have the students clap or use small instruments when singing the ABC cheers.
The students love it!! The book, when read aloud, enables student interaction
and movement. I am looking forward to more of J. Hale Turner's literature for
- J. David
I Love to Sing and Dance
"I love this book and so do my grandchildren. They read it over and over
again and have taken this book to school to share with their friends. Wonderful
- J. Thomas
"I read this book to my daycare everyday. We have to start story time with
this book. We love it."
- C. Sanders